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Theatre des Champs-Elysees

15 av Montaigne | 8th, Paris, France (Champs-Élysées)
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Ranked #484 of 733 attractions in Paris
Type: Theaters
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I visited here on the 23rd of May, having booked well in advance and having asked for a 'good' seat. I paid 140€ for my seat situated in section LC; Row H; place 3. This meant nothing to me as this was my first visit and I said as much to the booking clerk only to be assured that this... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We saw Robert Alagna sing the highlights from Romeo and Juliet by Gounod - it was a wonderful experience. The theatre was a little shabby in comparison with those in London and the interval service much less impressive.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We bought tickets to this venue to see and hear Cecilia Bartoli in Rossini's Otello. While the singing was superb, I could not enjoy any of it because the seating conditions offered by the theatre were so bad that no matter how good the show, one cannot enjoy anything when is immobilized in a tiny seat, sweating profusely because of... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I’ve visited this venue twice over the years, most recently this past January when the program included Faure’s “Fantasy for Flute” with a solo by Emmanuel Pahud, Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll,” and a symphony by Saint Saen. The concert hall is located on Avenue Montaigne, about a five minute walk from the Alma Marceau Metro stop. There are a number of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We bought the most expensive seats for a concert with the French national orchestra and it was great. But given it was an orchestra and given the layout of the theatre the cheap seats higher up would probably have been fine. I don't regret having better seatsbut the seating design allows for pretty good views from the less expensive sections.

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surrey, u.k.
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I have attended a number of performances at this theatre given by the resident orchestra, Orchestre National de France. The theatre has very good acoustics but as has been noted by other reviewers you have to choose your seat carefully because those in the upper levels are absurdly narrow and uncomfortable. I'm surprised the owners have not attended to this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

On the last day of the run of the performance I learned that the Pina Bausch version of Rite of Spring was playing. Per the theater's website, it was sold out, but I have learned from lifetime worldwide experience that it is almost always possible to buy a single seat by going to the theater two hours before the performance.... More

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Maarssen, The Netherlands
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Wonderful performance by the Mariinsky theater, orchestra, choir, soloists and director. The theater is 100 years old and a wonderful example of the art deco school of those days.

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99 reviews 99 reviews
15 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Elegant Art Deco architecture with some classic elements, as well as world-class performers from different countries, make this one of Paris' top venues.

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Easily accessible by metro: line 9/Alma Merceau station and line 1/Franklin Roosevelt Station. There are several good restaurants and cafes around, to have dinner before or after the spectacle. It is always wise to book a table if you intend to eat afterwards, From Place Alma Marceau you have a terrific view of the Eiffel Tower, this spot might be... More

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